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RE: Bonehead Blunder, I'm an idiot!

I once towed a dual ski jet ski trailer with two jet ski's loaded to the lake about 35 miles from the house and forgot to latch the hitch ball lock. I understand your panic.
allen8106 06/30/21 07:11am Towing
RE: Tire wear

Need to get an alignment.
allen8106 06/30/21 07:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Solar & Inverter starting point advice

Hello All, We seem to be dry camping more and more over the past 2 years. Mostly in state forrest land with dedicated sites but the sites are roughly 1/4-1/2 mile between each site. This spring I upgraded from a single 12v to dual 6V batteries. Now when camping in 40 degree nights my furnace makes it well into the morning and even into the afternoon vs 3 or 4am with the old 12v. So our current routine is running generator for about 2 hours in the morning while we make coffee and breakfast, and then about 2 hours in the evening as my kids are winding down and watching a movie before bed. The rest of the day and all night I prefer to leave generators off and 4 hours seems to be enough to charge the batteries enough to hold over another night. Anyway,I'd love to cut that back even further and give the ability to run a coffee maker, TV, and other devices off 12v. Please point me in a direction of where to start looking at inverters. Are there good posts explaining how and where to install them? Also, what size solar kit is fairly affordable and makes enough power to maybe cut an hour or two off my generator running? Thanks! So here's what i did. This isn't the only way but I'm all in for about $2300 total. 4-130 watt Kyocera used panels from Craigslist. $260 1-Magnum 1000 watt MMS1012 inverter/charger. $737 1-Magnum MM-RC50 inverter remote. $172 2 Crown 240 ah CR-240 batteries. $270 1-Bogart TM-2030-RV battery monitor.$158 1-Morningstar TS-45 charge controller. $143 1- 500 amp shunt. $34 Misc hardware & wiring $500. The only this I wish i had done differently would be to get a larger inverter. I installed a 1000 watt and wish it was at least a 2000 watt. We watch TV, run the furnace over night, charge the laptop, charge two phones and run my wifes CPAP machine. Batteries are at about 65%-70% by morning and back to 100% by 1:00-2:00. Basically the system works flawlessly for us.
allen8106 06/14/21 01:13pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: domicile confused

Hell again we were reading some articles on getting a domicile address, we will be hopefully moving out early 2023, but how far in advance can we get one. Also the articles keep saying you need to prove that you live there, like going to doctors, dentist, banks, etc. Is this really true? We were planning on using our doctor's that we have had for 10 years. Well any info is welcome, Thanks again If you plan to domicile in South Dakota you're only required to spend one night at an RV park and show proof in order register in the state as your domicile. There are tons of YouTube videos on the subject to help you better understand the process. Here's one link I'm aware of. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWc1xlNZDAY
allen8106 06/14/21 12:39pm Full-time RVing
RE: Suspension Help Needed

Probably normal chucking due to road conditions. Some roads will cause it some will not.
allen8106 06/14/21 10:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 1 month old TT totaled?

Accidents/incidents happen for four reasons, Rushing, Frustration, Fatigue and Complacency. Unfortunately you got bit by one of them. Sorry for your loss.
allen8106 06/11/21 10:45am Travel Trailers
RE: Best stabilization upgrade(s)?

We have a 31ft TT and when fully set up, still get some trailer rocking when someone is walking through the trailer. I know we won't ever make it 100% solid, but I'm wondering what you found the best stabilization upgrades to be. We have manual stabilization jacks and I know they sell larger versions. I've also seen that a simple "X Chock" between the two tires can make a big difference. I'm just wondering if you guys have used one or both of these, and which you think is the best value for performance. Thanks! JT Strongarms are the best stabilization upgrade I've done. because of this I no longer use a kingpin tripod.
allen8106 05/20/21 10:40am Travel Trailers
RE: Tripod for a new fifth wheel

What are your opinions of using a tripod on a new fifth wheel? I have ordered an Alliance Valor 41V15 that comes with a six point stabilizer system. Do you find that the tripod helps with trailer sway? Cheers, Fred I don't recommend the tripod. If you want real stabilization install a set of JT Strongarms.
allen8106 05/20/21 10:36am Fifth-Wheels
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